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UEW shuts down pending court decision on legitimacy of governing council

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All campuses and offices of the University of Winneba (UEW) throughout Ghana have been shut down following a court injunction with regards to the legitimacy of its governing council.

Apart from Winneba, other campuses of the university are in Kumasi, Mampong in Ashanti and Ajumako in the Central region.

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The Winneba High Court on Tuesday granted the injunction application.

One Supi Kofi Kwayera, represented by Mr Afenyo Markin who is also the Member of Parliament for Effutu, filed a suit at the High Court, challenging the legality of actions taken by the governing council.

The court on Tuesday granted the injunction application pending the determination of the case on Friday June 16, 2017.

A statement issued by the university said it was shutting down following a meeting with the university community.

In order not to flout the directive of the court, "the registrar has been directed to by the university community at a meeting held on 13th June, 2017 to communicate the closure of all campuses of the university.

A Deputy Registrar at the University in charge of communication, Mr Steve Kamassah told Graphic Online's Central Regional Correspondent, Shirley Asiedu Addo that the decision to shut down was to ensure that the university was not in contempt of court.

 

Source: graphic.com.gh

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